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Game of Thrones Season Seven (Mostly) Confirmed

Oct 30, 2014

Today in “news you probably could have anticipated but still desperately need confirmation of” — Game of Thrones will most likely see a season 7. HBO has already confirmed...

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Boardwalk Empire

Boardwalk Empire Series Finale: Eldorado

Oct 29, 2014

Boardwalk Empire is over, but there remains the unfinished business of the winners and losers. If you haven’t watched the finale yet, beware of spoilers! The final episode mostly tied up...

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The Knick

The Knick Renewed for Season 2

Oct 24, 2014

HBO’s sister station Cinemax has produced its own original series for some time now. But this year may have been a standout in viewer’s minds because for the first time an A-list...

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New Movies

Movie Review: Winter’s Tale

Oct 31, 2014

I watched this movie while flying down to the Dominican Republic. It was entertaining, if you enjoy historical love stories mixed with a little bit of the supernatural. It stars Colin Farrell...

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Movie Review: Winter’s Tale

Movie Review: Winter’s Tale

I watched this movie while flying down to the Dominican Republic. It was entertaining, if you enjoy historical love stories mixed with a little bit of the supernatural. It stars Colin Farrell (HBO’s True Detective), Jessica Finlay Brown (Downton Abbey), Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connolly and Will Smith. A young immigrant couple’s dreams are dashed forever when they are refused entry into the United States. They are marked with the symbol that means consumption. They know that the only chance their baby son will have to live a good life would be in America and not back home. They place the baby in a tiny little model sailboat, with the...

THE MIGHTY EIGHTH Is Gearing Up

THE MIGHTY EIGHTH Is Gearing Up

  I am not sure when the name change happened and why we missed it but, MASTERS OF THE AIR , the WWII companion piece to BAND OF BROTHERS and THE PACIFIC,  is now officially titled THE MIGHTY EIGHTH. Let’s take a moment to realize what we can gain about the production due to that title change. The project, from Playtone Productions, was quickly given the name “Masters of the Air” because it was announced early that the source material for the project was a non-fiction account of the same name by Donald Miller. Though it is a commanding title it is a rather vague one. Now with the name changed to THE MIGHTY EIGHTH there is no...

Game of Thrones Season Seven (Mostly) Confirmed

Game of Thrones Season Seven (Mostly) Confirmed

Today in “news you probably could have anticipated but still desperately need confirmation of” — Game of Thrones will most likely see a season 7. HBO has already confirmed Game of Thrones Seasons 5 and 6 but many fans have wondered: What about a seventh season?! What about an eighth season?  Can’t Pete Dinklage keep on playing Tyrion Lannister until he dies of old age?  We hate to be the ones to break this to you but there will be a day when Game of Thrones is not on the air. We hope and expect that HBO will fill that void with new series by that time but we know Game of Thrones holds a special place in...

Taylor Kitsch and Others in TRUE DETECTIVE 2

Taylor Kitsch and Others in TRUE DETECTIVE 2

Some people are really getting worried about TRUE DETECTIVE Season Two. There are mumblings over the internet that the project is going so slow; that creator/writer Pizzolatto is taking forever to even get it cast. For example, Taylor Kitsch (pictured) has been rumored to be linked to the second season for months and we cannot even get official confirmation whether he is in it or not. Then there is the impatience of fans who are disappointed that the sophomore season has been pushed later into 2015. Personally, I don’t need the rush; I always say quality takes time. Anyway, fans, we take whatever news we can when we can, even if it is not...

What We Know About…TOGETHERNESS

What We Know About…TOGETHERNESS

Production Company: Duplass Brothers Productions. Brothers Jay and Mark are a multi-talented duo who have produced, written and directed a number of projects. Two movies of note were The Puffy Chair and Cyrus. They also both have acting credits with the older Jay appearing in projects like The Mindy Project and Transparent. Mark has been seen projects including Zero Dark Thirty and the shows The Mindy Project and The League. One of the production company’s latest titles of note was 2014’s The Skeleton Twins with Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig. The company will, as noted below, be spearheading many of the tasks to get TOGETHERNESS on air...

HBO Documentary Films: MR. DYNAMITE: THE RISE OF JAMES BROWN

HBO Documentary Films: MR. DYNAMITE: THE RISE OF JAMES BROWN

Overview:  James Brown changed the face of American music forever. Charting his journey from rhythm and blues to funk, this documentary features rare and previously unseen footage, interviews and photographs, chronicling the musical ascension of “the hardest working man in show business,” from his first hit, “Please, Please, Please,” in 1956, to his iconic performances at the Apollo Theater, the T.A.M.I. Show, the Paris Olympia and more. Directed by Oscar winner Alex Gibney and produced by Mick Jagger, the feature-length documentary was made with the unique cooperation of the Brown Estate, which opened its archives for the first...

Boardwalk Empire Series Finale: Eldorado

Boardwalk Empire Series Finale: Eldorado

Boardwalk Empire is over, but there remains the unfinished business of the winners and losers. If you haven’t watched the finale yet, beware of spoilers! The final episode mostly tied up loose threads, but there was still some action. Get a refresher on episode 7, Friendless Child, here. Al Capone Al is at the end of his career and knows it. He’s about to face charges of tax evasion that will put him in prison for a long time. The scene between him and his hearing impaired son was very well done and almost made me feel sorry for the gangster who did a lot of very bad things. Al is last seen being swarmed by reporters on court...

What’s On: HBO Schedule For November 2014

What’s On: HBO Schedule For November 2014

November is always a big, big, month for HBO. Have you ever wondered just why that is? When you look below at all the entertainment coming our way you will see that HBO is not holding back. There are five weekends in the month so we got five diverse movies debuting, a concert, a comedy special, a miniseries and more. There is also an acclaimed drama and a comedy block that will make you howl. Plus, we get hit hard with sports galore. It is a great month to enjoy what HBO has to offer. So let us check What’s On: HBO Schedule For November 2014.   Originals: It may have ended up a short-lived series, but it has been appreciated by many a...

The Newsroom Season 2 on DVD & Blu-Ray Release Date & Review

The Newsroom Season 2 on DVD & Blu-Ray Release Date & Review

We just received our pre-release copy of The Newsroom on DVD! Check it out: This is the DVD version but all of the below is still true, minus the digital download stuff.  To be honest we’d recommend picking up the Blu-Ray edition because you’ll not only get better quality picture and sound you’ll also get the digital versions to keep and cherish on the go.  Heck you could even give the digital version to a friend!  Order that here if you’re interested.  The set is out NOVEMBER 4th, the same day as The Sopranos Complete Series on Blu-Ray so get your wallets ready!  This holiday is going to be a big one for HBO...

The Sopranos Complete Series on Blu-Ray: Full Review

The Sopranos Complete Series on Blu-Ray: Full Review

Many television shows tout themselves as “the greatest of all time”. Of course, this would be a subjective measure not to mention the differentiation in genres across the board.  Is The Wire better than Seinfeld?  Is Saturday Night Live more poignant than Mad Men?  Who knows.  But without hesitation you could say that HBO’s The Sopranos is one of the greatest shows of all time.  Without Tony Soprano there would be no Walter White, Dexter or even The Hound from Game of Thrones.  Truly bad men by most human measures but “our heros” nevertheless. But rather than debate the nature of “greatest of all...

Movie Review: Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

Movie Review: Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

Destiny, friendship, brotherhood, family, and some awesome Greek mythology – what could be better for a family-friendly Saturday night? If you’re looking for a fun time with the kids, or if you’re like me and an adult who loves mythology, Percy Jackson is a demigod you should start paying attention to. Based on Rick Riordan’s incredibly popular Percy Jackson & The Olympians series, “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters” is the second installment of the film franchise. Percy, named after the Greek hero Perseus, is the son of Poseidon and resides at Camp Half Blood, the only place on the planet safe for...

The Knick Renewed for Season 2

The Knick Renewed for Season 2

HBO’s sister station Cinemax has produced its own original series for some time now. But this year may have been a standout in viewer’s minds because for the first time an A-list actor and an A-list director came together to produce an A-list drama for Cinemax.  We’ve been covering The Knick, starring Clive Owen for several months now, reviewing each and every episode. The show certainly looks and feels good enough to be an actual HBO program, in fact it aired on HBO for a few weeks in an attempt to woo viewers over. We can now confirm that The Knick will, indeed be renewed for a second season. The Knick season 2 will...

The Knick: “Crutchfield”

The Knick: “Crutchfield”

To say that things have hit rock bottom for some of our beloved characters on The Knick is an understatement. Season Finales often have a knack for being dramatic and gut wrenching and this episode had it all. Sister Harriet and Cleary end up helping out Cornelia with her predicament. It is with both shock, and perhaps a little relief, that Cornelia places her trust in Sister Harriet. It was my impression that Sister Harriet understood that the baby was not Phillip’s and knew that Cornelia was vulnerable. Having Sister Harriet help her through this difficult situation must have been of some comfort. We see our doomed lovers, Cornelia and...

CRIMINAL JUSTICE, Now Called CRIME and Adds to Cast

CRIMINAL JUSTICE, Now Called CRIME and Adds to Cast

HBOWatch has mentioned the work known as CRIMINAL JUSTICE in nearly a dozen posts now since it was announced in 2012. Its biggest news to date is that somewhere along the way the project got a title change. The eight hour miniseries now has the simple title of CRIME. In a quick recap, if you aren’t going to peruse the prior posts, remember that this work was planned as a series for James Gandolfini, but HBO killed the idea. Then they brought it back as a “limited series” order. Mr. G. had a pilot episode shot before he died while on vacation. Then Robert De Niro stepped into the role of the “ambulance-chasing kind of lawyer” and...

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